Rahway River
Trout Unlimited #155

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Rahway River Trout Unlimited is one of the newest New Jersey Trout Unlimited chapters. We are an organization of men and women that strive to protect our cold freshwater fisheries throughout the state. Our members meet once a month, discuss many topics from conservation to fishing. We also go on fishing trips throughout the year, conduct river cleanups, and partake in many other activities. If you like fishing or just want to give back to the environment then RRTU is for you.

If you live near one of the following towns and are a trout fisherman or care about conservation, we want you in our Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter of New Jersey :

Cranford, Westfield, Garwood, Fanwood, Kenilworth, Chatham, Iselin, Linden, Clark, Springfield, Union, Vauxhall, Mountainside, Elizabeth, Roselle, Roselle Park, Hillside, Scotch Plains and New Providence


Upcoming Events:

Rahway River Trout Unlimited
New Jersey

Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month.
These meetings start @ 7:30PM, at the...

Cranford Community Center

2nd Floor
220 Walnut Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 709-7283

Click Link for Google Map of the Community Center

Our presentations are free-of-charge to all interested fisherman regardless of whether or not you are a RRTU member. So bring a friend, come on out and enjoy yourself, learn a few new things, meet some new fishing buddies, and perhaps even consider
our Trout Unlimited Chapter - #155.


Our next general meeting is scheduled for...

Monday, March 16th at 7:30 PM.

Rod Rohrbach


On the third Monday of each month the Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter holds its monthly general meeting at the Cranford Community Center at 7:30pm. Following the agenda we usually have a guest speaker perform a presentation.

Stop being confused by aquatic insects. Rod will provide an easy, humorous, entertaining and understandable approach to entomology for the fly fisherman.

As a result of this presentation, you have an idea as to what fly to choose use as you fish waterways around the country, without acquiring a degree in Latin or entomology.

After 30 years as a banker, Rod converted a historic Springhouse on the banks of the Little Lehigh to a fly shop. For fifteen years he studied this famous limestone’s ecosystem while giving hundreds fly tying and fly fishing lessons and speaking at fishing and social clubs throughout the Mid Atlantic area.

Some of the clubs include;

Susquehannock Fly Fishers, The Fly Fishing Show, Great Outdoor Expo, Croton Watershed, White clay Creek Fly Fishers, Central Jersey Trout Unlimited, East Jersey Trout Unlimited, Ernest Schwiebert Chapter, Hacklebarney Trout Unlimited, Jersey Shore Trout Unlimited, Ken Lockwood Chapter, Ray Neirle South Jersey Chapter, Main Line Fly Tiers, Brodhead TU, Forks of the Delaware TU, Hokendauqua TU, Little Lehigh TU, Monocacy TU, Saucon Creek TU, Cabin Fever, Stanley Cooper Sr. TU, Penn’s Woods West TU, Cumberland Valley TU, Doc Fritchey TU,  Donegal TU, Bucks County TU, Delco-Manning TU, Perkiomen Valley TU, Long Island Fly Rodders, SE Montgomery County TU, South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers, Daughters of The Eastern Star, Western Pocono TU, Fred S Burough’s North Jersey TU, The Sporting Gentleman, and Dame Juliana League Fly Fishers

Rod has fished, tied and learned from renowned fly-fishing personalities such as Gary Borger, Lefty Kreh, Gary LaFontaine, Ernest Schwiebert, Charlie Meck, Barry & Cathy Beck, Ed Jaworowski, Ed Schenk, Oliver Edwards, Bob Clouser, Jack Gartside, Ed Koch, Don Baylor, A.K. Best, Larry Duckwall and others.

The fly Fishing Guide, Fish and Fly Magazine, Best of the Lehigh Valley Magazine, the New York Times, the Morning Call, ESPN and Fox News have done pieces on the shop.

Upon retiring, Rod spends most his time camping and fishing around North America. These travels serve as a backdrop for his informative, humorous presentation.

Hope to see you there...


Rahway River Trout Unlimited

Don't Forget to check out the RRTU Meetup site that lists all
events & meeting information



Come join us for one of our Fly Tying nights at the Cranford Community Center!

Our next Fly Tying Nights will be


Wooly Bugger Monday's

Monday, March 9th at 7:00 PM

Monday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM

All are welcome!

The meetings are free and are open to all. All tying levels are welcome. We have extra materials and vices for those who need them and there are volunteers who will work with the new people who want to try fly tying. You don't have to be a TU member to join us. We have free coffee and donuts and always have a fly fishing DVD playing. This is a very informal get together with the purpose of sharing our hobby with other people who want to find out what it is all about in a laid back atmosphere. You will find it to be a very relaxing evening even if you don't want to tie flies. Come down and have a cup of coffee and meet a great bunch of guys & girls, talk fishing or sports (no politics) or pick up some tying tips. This time of year is a great time to refill your fly boxes. Hope to see you there.



The Third Annual

March Fly Tying Madness

Will be held on

Saturday, March 21st at 9:00 AM

On March 21nd 2015 at 9:00 AM The Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter  will host the Second Fly Tying Madness Event at The Cranford Community Center. Sponsored by The New Jersey State Council of Trout Unlimited ... Ten Chapters from Trout Unlimited from across the state will gather to tie fishing flies to donate to wounded warriors thru organizations such as Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. We will also be tying for breast cancer survivors from Casting For Recovery and The Trout Unlimited Veterans Program. This years event will bigger & better event than last year with some of New Jersey's finest Fly Tyers in attendance. If you would like to be involved please contact the RRTU President for additional details.




President's Corner

Greetings from the Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter

     First let me say how honored I am to have been newly elected as RRTU Chapter President. I want to send a special thank you to our members, Board of Directors and especially our past President Dennis McCarthy who with dedication guided this chapter during his term. Thank you all for making this chapter one of New Jersey's most talk about organizations with all of your energy & enthusiasm.

   These next two years I am excited to bring you more events, outings, conservation opportunities and education programs for you to be involved with. Since Trout Unlimited is a grassroots organization, chapters are it's lifeblood. TU is an action-oriented organization where every member is important to the activities and programs of TU. I hope to further define our strategic plan that will increase our organizational capacity and engage membership & community. I wish to encourage member participation and promote education to support the Trout Unlimited mission… you can make a difference!

   As a Trout Unlimited volunteer - as you all, are I am excited for our Chapter to provide excellent stewardship  in preserving our coldwater fisheries by keeping  their watersheds safe from environmental threats for this and for future generations of anglers to enjoy.
    I look forward to seeing you at our next event.


Christopher Klopsis

President, Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter #155


...Please Contact our
 President, Christopher Klopsis @

or come join us at one of our monthly meeting's or fly tying nights!


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Membership for Women:

If you're a female angler who has been waiting for a compelling reason to join Trout Unlimited—or if you just haven't gotten around to it—here's an offer you can't pass up. In an attempt to build up its female community, here's what you'll get:
  • 1-year subscription to TROUT magazine
  • 6-month TU calendar (mailed in the fall)
  • Official TU membership card
  • Car rental & hotel discounts
  • TU decal
  • Local chapter membership
And another, less tangible benefit as well: the pleasure of knowing you're part of a growing community of women who enjoy angling and want to keep America's rivers cold, clean and fishable.

   See also ...The Woman's Initiative Program





Featured Story:

On Nov. 20th, Trout Unlimited launched the Wild Steelhead Initiative, an ambitious and hopeful project to protect and restore the wild steelhead and the incredible fishing opportunities they provide throughout their native range in Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

The heart of the Initiative will be a new community, Wild Steelheaders United, which is being established to inform, organize and activate anglers (regardless of preferred gear type) — and anyone who cares about these incredible fish — to protect and recover wild steelhead. In short, Wild Steelheaders United is a home to anyone who believes in the common quest to protect these fish and the incredible fishing opportunities they provide.

The Initiative will focus on river systems that have high potential to support robust, fishable wild steelhead populations, while accepting that properly managed steelhead hatcheries may be appropriate to provide fishing and harvest opportunity in rivers that no longer have the capacity to support wild steelhead.

The Initiative will address both habitat protection/restoration and steelhead policy and management so that all of the “Hs” (habitat (including hydro), hatcheries, and harvest) are aligned so that wild steelhead can thrive.


Women’s Initiative (WI) Program at New Jersey Trout Unlimited:
Be Part of it......
Trout Unlimited is America's leading coldwater conservation organization

Make a Difference.....
Be a grassroots advocate for protection of the environment

Leave a Legacy.....
Work to ensure we have clean, cold, fishable water for generations to come
   The main goal of the NJ State Council of Trout Unlimited Women’s Initiative is to provide support for chapters to recruit new members to TU as well as engage current members to network with other women and become involved in chapter projects and river outings.  As a grass roots effort campaign, the NJ State Council hopes to see an increase in women involvement and work to empower new leaders to share their passion for cold water conservation. Whether new to the sport or an experienced angler, the idea to unite women in the state and open communication will serve to enrich our membership. There are future plans to organize outings in Spring, which will give women in the state the opportunity to gather together for fishing and camaraderie.
     If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about the NJ TU Women’s Initiative Program, contact coordinator Kelly E. Buchta at kebuchta@njtu.org

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